Learner Success Agenda Complete Plan

College-wide credential attainment success measure:  By 2016, increase first-time, full-time degree seeking graduation and certificate completion rate (within the 150% time frame) from 29% to 38%.

Individually and collectively through their daily work, all employees will develop and implement improvement goals aligned with the “Learner Success Agenda” to reach annual academic year measures. (July 1, 2012)
 

Instructional Innovation  |  Program Effectiveness  |  Educational Delivery
Regional Leadership  |  Market Intelligence  |  Operational Excellence  |   Information Excellence

 
Educational Delivery (Jon Neff)
  
To strengthen strategic and flexible educational delivery capabilities.

Objective #1
Provide educational delivery when, where and how our learner segments need it.

Objective #2
Assess and expand support services for distance learners.

Tactics:Leader:Dates:
Complete icon 2.1 Implement a mandatory competency assessment to be successful distance learners and distance instructors. (Tim McGee)06/01/2012 - 01/15/2013
Updates:
January 2013:Completion Report:

This tactic will be closed, as it has been combined with Instructional Innovation.

January 2013:

This tactic will be closed, as it has been combined with Instructional Innovation.

September 2011:Tactic does not start until June 2012. Met with other tactic leaders and initiative leader for a kickoff meeting and orientation to the tools.
Full Tactic Team:
No Assigned Members
Complete icon 2.2 Develop a menu of ideal learner attributes for each primary delivery method to prepare and inform our students for success. (Curtis Mitchell)09/01/2011 - 05/06/2014
Updates:
May 2014:Completion Report:

1. Key Achievements: The tactic team designed a solution including the requirements for implementing a solution and indentified the future owners of the solution.

2. IE, Academic Affairs and Enrollment Services own and manage the implementation of our recommended solution and IT will support those groups as they implement.

3. The process documentation is archived in KIN.

September 2013:

The team has completed its high level specifications in May 2013. We are now partnering with ACT to determine if it makes sense to collaborate on a solution they have been working on.

January 2013:

Major accomplishments from the prior report are:Team met Oct. 19, Nov. 2,  Nov. 9, Nov. 16,  Dec. 7, and Jan. 16 (2013).  Two presentations were made:  One to a diverse group of KCC folks on Nov. 30 to receive feedback and one at the Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 17, 2013.  A PARK request for IT resources was submitted to implement “My Learner Profile.”  Permission was received to use and choose portions of the MSLQ for “Personal Characteristics” portion of the Profile. 

 

New items that our team learned regarding our initiative:  The Learning Style Inventory we planned to use was “taken down” by the community college that authored and hosted it.  We looked at alternatives and concluded that creating a LSI specifically for Kirkwood would be a logical thing to do.

 

Activities that will be worked on during next 0 to 90 days:    We will further refine the 4 distinct areas of the profile and work on the report students receive upon completing the 4 areas.  We will arrange for creation of a Learning Styles Inventory (and report) that will be owned by Kirkwood.

 

The completion date of this initiative is expected to be:  We’ve reached our initial goal and hope to receive IT assistance and resources required to put “My Learner Profile” into place.  

September 2012:

Team will resume meeting in October.   Work remaining: “My Learner Profile” and the “Educational Delivery Matrix” will be enhanced;  Present  proposal to various groups for feedback; Work with IT/Marketing to put the Learner Profile into EagleNet;  Develop a Communication Plan to ensure that students, faculty and staff are aware of the Profile and can use it to assist students with matching their learner attributes with primary delivery methods to improve student success.

May 2012:

Team meetings were held April 6, 20 and 27, and May 4, 15 and 18.  We presented to Cabinet on May 14.  Cabinet members completed the DVC Learning Styles College Student Assessment prior to the presentation.  We propose to use this tool as part of “My Learner Profile.”   Plans are to house this Profile in EagleNet, to ensure easy and private access for students.

Team will resume meeting in October.   Work remaining: “My Learner Profile” and the “Educational Delivery Matrix” will be enhanced;  Present  proposal to various groups for feedback; Work with IT/Marketing to put the Learner Profile into EagleNet;  Develop a Communication Plan to ensure that students, faculty and staff are aware of the Profile and can use it to assist students with matching their learner attributes with primary delivery methods to improve student success.

Close connections with Advising and Orientation Tactics are clear.

Anticipated completion date:   March 1, 2013

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Full Tactic Team:
Barbara Mussman
Carol Roemig-Heusinkveld
Chris Cronbaugh
Cort Iverson
Curtis Mitchell
Jayne Wumkes
Jed Peterson
Kay Forest